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2019

14

Jun

Hunger Strike at Limestone Correctional Facility, Alabama

June 14, 2019: Five men incarcerated at Limestone C.F. went on a hunger strike that lasted for close to two weeks.

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18

Mar

Hunger Strike at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

March 18, 2019: Eight prisoners began a hunger strike in response to being placed in solitary confinement without due cause.

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15

Mar

Disturbance at Covington County Jail, Alabama

March 15, 2019: During a transfer of three prisoners, a group of “unruly” prisoners engaged in what the sheriff’s department called a “riot”—although they did not specify what that entailed. According to the sheriff’s department, the prisoners were upset because they believed that one of the prisoners being transferred had been pushed to the floor, although the sheriff claims the prisoner actually jumped.

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2018

11

Jul

Uprising at Marshall County Jail, Alabama

July 11, 2018: Approximately 60 prisoners “physically engaged deputies and jail staff during a shakedown.” The riot occurrs two days after a guard was arrested on charges of selling a contraband cell phone to a prisoner. Deputies call in for back up from neighboring counties and the situation is resolved without harm to guards or prisoners.

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2016

01

Oct

Prison Guards Quit En Masse at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

October 1, 2016: According to the Free Alabama Movement, Holman guards quit en masse. One guard is quoted as saying, “We’re tired of them playing games with y’all and our lives. It doesn’t make any sense. You be safe Lil Brother.”

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26

Sep

Guards Skip Work at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

September 26, 2016: Amidst consistent organized and spontaneous rebellion by prisoners, an entire shift of correctional officers skip work, forcing the warden and director of prisons to hand out trays and otherwise run the facility. According to the Free Alabama Movement, at least some of the guards participate in solidarity with the prisoner’s protests.

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09

Sep

With the rising of the sun came an eerie silence as the men at Holman laid on their racks reading or sleeping. Officers are performing all tasks.

Kinetik Justice

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Aug

Uprising at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

August 1, 2016: When COs enter a dorm to break up a fight, prisoners resist as they did in March, expelling the guards from their dorm, setting a fire and erecting barricades.

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May

14

Mar

Uprising at Holman Correctional, Alabama – Part 2

March 14, 2016: Despite lockdown from Friday night’s uprising, prisoners attack guards again and retake the dorm on Sunday. Again, emergency response teams armed with shotguns regain control of the unit. Rebels are restrained and taken to the basketball courts, where they are beaten.

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